Our Current Editors: Valerie and Amelia
Friends, Valerie Waterhouse and Amelia Loulli are currently serving as our editors. Here is what they are looking for.
Valerie Waterhouse’s Wishlist:
I’m looking for fic & non-fic that isn’t afraid to tackle big issues, that makes the personal political.
I’d love to see pieces that explore:
- Climate change woven into stories of ordinary life in the here and now. (But no futuristic tales of dystopia/the apocalypse, please)
- The relationship between man/woman & nature/animals/plants
- Migration, multi-culturalism, multi-lingualism, identity
- The permeable boundaries between fic/non-fic
I want stories that show me the world from a different point of view, that make me exclaim: ‘Hey, I never thought of that!’
Amelia Loulli’s Wishlist:
I love stories that make me sit up and take notice from the very beginning, that tell me from the start we’re going somewhere different. I don’t necessarily mind where it is we end up, but I want to know I’m in safe hands on the journey. That means I need to be able to trust the writer to do their job, to create a world captivating and believable enough to suspend my awareness that this is a story I’m reading, and to make me really feel something, right there and then in my ‘real’ world.
It’s stories that use their words to whip up a magical spell that I can literally see behind my eyes, they’re the ones that make me excited to read them.
We look forward to reading your work!